# Aligning with \bullet, indentation [closed]

I am using $\bullet$ to type up some bullet messages, but when I want my writing becomes too long I had to seperated it into two sentences. For some reason TeX "noindents" automatically for me

I am not sure how to explain it, but basically as soon as I go to the next line, my new text doesn't start at the same position as my first text next to the bullet

$\bullet$ TEXT (1)..............
TEXT(2) FOLLOWING TEXT 1


Produces something like

*text(1)...............

text(2)...............

*text(1)..............

_text(2)...............

Could someone help?

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You are looking for the itemize environment, which is is one of the most basic LaTeX constructs. Please read the short intro to get some basic knowledge of the tool you're working with. Or maybe you are'nt using LaTeX at all? – Stephan Lehmke Sep 2 '12 at 18:43
For plain TeX that's \item{$\bullet$}. – Stephan Lehmke Sep 2 '12 at 18:49
Okay I just tried it, it seems \item creates the bullet for me automatically. But it also created a giant indent in my text, everythign is aligned, but I sacrificed a lot of space – jak Sep 2 '12 at 18:51
You absolutely need to disclose what TeX flavour you're using. – Stephan Lehmke Sep 2 '12 at 18:57
Hi Jak; it sounds like you're pretty new to latex. Have a look at the The Not So short guide to latex; it will help with a lot of your early questions. Once you've studied it, search here on the tex exchange and google. Customizing the itemize environment is very easy using the enumitem package- you'll find a lot of demonstrations here on the site. Happy TeXing! – cmhughes Sep 2 '12 at 19:02